Pensions blog

Pensions blog

Prospect's pensions officers blog about the issues that exercise their minds.


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Call for state pension age of 75 fails to learn from recent history

Conservative think tank, The Centre for Social Justice, made headlines with its suggestion to increase the state pension age to 75.


Gender inequality in pensions – a roadmap to nowhere?

Prospect has been very vocal about the problem of the gender pension gap.


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Is there a third way for private sector pensions?

Prospect’s pension policy can largely be summarised as fighting to defend defined benefit (DB) pensions for members who have them and campaigning to improve the quality of the defined contribution (DC) pension schemes that are generally available to other members.


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Pension equality?

A legal challenge to the way the Government changed the pension age for women starts today (June 5).


Supreme Court London

Legal action by judges and firefighters could have repercussions for public sector pensions

The court of appeal and two employment tribunals have ruled against the government in two cases relating to judges’ and firefighters’ pension schemes which could have far reaching consequences for other public sector pensions.